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US State Department report on human-rights practices devotes 24,000 words to Israel
(JNS) — The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released the 2022 edition of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Monday. The reports “cover internationally recognized individual, civil,...
Inaugural Jewish Women's Forum held at White House
(JNS) - The White House hosted more than 70 community leaders on March 9, marking the Purim holiday with its first-ever Jewish Women's Forum. Attendees hailed the event-part-mixer, part-holiday...
UK prime minister candidate to review moving embassy to Jerusalem, if elected
(JNS) British Foreign Secretary of State and Parliament member Liz Truss promised to consider moving the British embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if she is elected Tory leader and...
Israel pummeled with over 1000 rockets by Islamic Jihad
The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday was preparing for a "week of fighting" against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, as terrorists in the enclave fired over 1000 rockets at the Jewish...
Terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night fired heavy barrages of rockets at southern and central Israel, including at Tel Aviv, ahead of an Egypt-mediated ceasefire between the sides that was slated to come into effect at 11:30 p.m. local time....
Iran crossing nuclear threshold 'unavoidable,' says IAEA director-general
(JNS) - International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Rafael Grossi said on Monday that Iran was "very close" to crossing the nuclear threshold, and that it "cannot be avoided" at this point. Sp...
Palestinian human-rights activist sues Ben & Jerry's
Palestinian human-rights activist Bassem Eid filed a complaint in New York state recently against Ben & Jerry’s over the ice-cream maker’s decision to boycott Israeli territories. Eid filed the complaint last month with New York State’s...
Arizona first state to divest from Unilever over Ben & Jerry's
(JNS) Arizona moved to divest from Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, over the ice-cream maker’s decision to stop selling its products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem, becoming the first state to take such action. Arizona...
On ever more hostile campuses, CAMERA teaches strategies to combat anti-Israel hate
(JNS) - Dozens of college students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and elsewhere gathered online for the annual CAMERA on Campus conference aimed at empowering young adults to be...
Rivlin taps Yair Lapid
(JNS) - Israel's President Reuven Rivlin has announced that Yair Lapid will now receive the mandate to form the country's next government. Rivlin made the announcement in a televised statement from...
Netanyahu wins but may not be able to form a coalition
The fourth attempt in two years to unseat embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have failed once again, with Netanyahu securing his largest-ever electoral victory over his...
Bipartisan 'foundation' on Israel in danger
(JNS) WASHINGTON—The theme of this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference was billed as “Today. Tomorrow. Together,” the essence of which seemed to be lost in all the political noise associated with 2020 Democratic presidential candidates deciding... Full story
Boston's Federation honors activist with ties to IfNotNow
(JNS)-The Boston-based Jewish Federation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), recently honored a local activist with ties to the anti-Israel group IfNotNow. Nadav David is listed as one of CJP's... Full story
Obama defends 2016 absention on anti-Israel UN resolution
Former President Barack Obama this week defended his controversial decision to allow a December 2016 United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s presence in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to pass in the waning days of... Full story
Ringo Starr to Israel: 'I want to hold your hand'
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has announced that he will perform in Israel next June with his band as part of a 2018 European tour. Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band includes fellow rock... Full story
In landmark move, Florida village adopts State Department's definition of anti-Semitism
Bal Harbour, Fla., is best known as a popular destination for snowbirds. With a population ranging from 2,500-8,000, depending on the time of the year, it’s hard to believe that this small oceanside village, 30 minutes north of Miami, is now a... Full story
Mexico to stop supporting Palestinians
Mexico has reportedly announced that it will change its voting strategy at the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies by stopping to vote in favor of the Palestinians. According to Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Mexican Foreign... Full story
Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title for visiting Israel
The winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title after it was revealed she had visited Israel. Dual Swedish-Lebanese citizen Amanda Hanna, who won the Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017... Full story
Refresh your Chanukah dessert table with pastry chef Paula Shoyer
It is a truth universally acknowledged that... we can never get tired of Chanukah latkes and sufganiyot (the holiday's deep-fried jelly doughnuts). But there's no harm in adding some culinary variety... Full story
Hold the champagne and say hello to these unique Rosh Hashanah drinks
Tradition dictates a glass of champagne on the secular New Year. But what can give you a nice buzz to celebrate the Jewish New Year? These Rosh Hashanah drinks from "Queen of Kosher" Jaime Geller's... Full story
IDF responds to escalated attacks
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza after at least 80 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel on Monday night. Above Netivot and Ashdod, the Iron Dome... Full story
In Syria, reports of Israeli strike on chemical weapons site and increasing Islamic control of rebels
After the United States revealed that it now believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, the Israel Air Force reportedly struck a Syrian chemical weapons... Full story